JBL L100 CLASSIC BLACK EDITION 3-WAY BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS (PAIR)
L100 CLASSIC Black Edition
12-inch (300mm) 3-way Bookshelf Loudspeakers
Retro look, modern facelift. JBL Classic Series Loudspeakers are now available in a brand new limited edition finish.
With the Black Edition Appearance package, the enclosures of L100 are treated to a multi-step, labor-intensive painting process that starts with a black base coat and ends with a luxurious high-gloss finish, resulting in a mirror-like exterior that reflects its surroundings.
The high-gloss process also provides a subtle radius to the edges of the cabinet, giving it a softer look overall. To compliment the black cabinets, the passive hi-fi models feature special gold labels on the front around the attenuator level controls and on the rear above the input terminal cup. Black Quadrex foam grilles are accented with unique gold JBL badges to visually identify these models as special-edition products.
For the larger L100 and L82 passive loudspeakers, the Black Edition Performance Package includes an upgraded woofer design that benefits from improvements to its linearity, which helps reduce distortion. The tweeter and midrange drivers have also been treated to refinements that deliver higher levels of performance.
Additional upgrades include a change to the crossover design to provide dual inputs for use in bi-wiring applications, while a new input terminal cup includes dual sets of premium gold-plated binding post terminals for a secure connection to a variety of loudspeaker cable and connector types.
In 1970, JBL released the iconic L100 Loudspeaker. Over the years, the L100 became the bestselling loudspeaker in JBL’s history. 50 years later, Bay Bloor Radio is proud to present the JBL L100 Classic, a modern take on a time-honoured legend.
The Classic features vintage styling, including a retro-inspired design and iconic Quadrex foam grille, along with newly developed acoustic technology and designs for dramatically improved performance.
After all these years, you'll still be blown away.
The original L100 production run included the L100, along with the subsequent L100A and L100 Century evolutions that quickly followed and ran thru the end of production in 1978. That fundamental compact 12-inch 3-way design is maintained in the L100 Classic with improvements made to the transducers, enclosure tuning, and crossover network design.
Designed by Chris Hagen, the same acoustic system engineer that created the L100T3 in 1988, the L100 Classic benefits from decades of JBL engineering prowess along with the world’s most advanced acoustic engineering resources available in HARMAN’s Northridge, California design center.
The L100 Classic uses the newly developed JT025Ti1 1-inch (25mm) Titanium dome tweeter mated to a waveguide with an acoustic lens for optimal integration to the JM125PC 5-inch (125mm) cast-frame, pure-pulp cone midrange driver located directly below. The vertical HF and MF transducer arrangement is slightly offset to the right of the woofer below, with HF and MF attenuators located on the upper left of the front baffle. Low frequencies are delivered by the 1200FE 12-inch (300mm) cast-frame, white pure-pulp cone woofer operating in a bass-reflex enclosure system that is tuned via a single, front-firing port tube with flared exit. Connections are made via a pair of gold-plated binding post terminals located on the rear-panel.
- 12-inch white cone, pure pulp woofer with cast frame
- 5-inch pure pulp cone midrange
- 1-inch titanium dome tweeter
- Bass-reflex design with front-firing port
- High-frequency and mid-frequency L-pad attenuators
- JS120 stands available separately
- Sensitivity: 90dB (2.83V/1m)
- Power Handling: 25 - 200 Watts RMS
- Crossover Frequencies: 450Hz, 3.5kHz
- Impedance: 4 Ohms
- Frequency Response: 40Hz – 40kHz (-6dB)
- Speaker Dimensions: 25.06 x 15.34 x 14.625 inches (636.52 x 389.64 x 371.48mm)
- Speaker Weight (each): 58.5 lbs (26.7 kg)